Showing posts with label happiness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label happiness. Show all posts

Happy Rules to Life Life Happily

ONE.  Give   people more than they expect and do it   cheerfully.   
TWO.   Marry  a man/woman  you love to talk to. As you get  older,  their conversational skills will be as   important as any other.  
THREE.  Don't   believe all you hear, spend all you have  or  sleep all you want.  
FOUR.   When  you say, 'I love  you,' mean   it.   
FIVE.   When  you say, 'I'm  sorry,' look the person in the  eye.  
SIX.  Be   engaged at least six months before you get   married.  
SEVEN.  Believe   in love at first   sight.   
EIGHT.  Never   laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't  have  dreams don't have much.   
NINE...   Love  deeply and  passionately. You might get hurt but  it's  the only way to live life completely.   
TEN..   In  disagreements,  fight fairly. No name calling.   
ELEVEN.   Don't   judge people by their   relatives.   
TWELVE.   Talk  slowly but think   quickly.   
THIRTEEN.  When  someone asks  you a question you don't want to  answer,  smile and ask, 'Why do you want to  know?'  
FOURTEEN.   Remember  that great  love and great achievements involve  great  risk. 
FIFTEEN.   Say  'bless you' when  you hear someone sneeze.   
SIXTEEN.   When  you lose, don't  lose the   lesson.   
SEVENTEEN.   Remember  the three  R's: Respect for self; Respect for  others;  and Responsibility for all your actions.   
EIGHTEEN.   Don't  let a little  dispute injure a great friendship.   
NINETEEN.   When  you realize you've  made a mistake, take  immediate steps to  correct   it.   
TWENTY.  Smile when picking up the phone.  The  caller will hear it in your  voice   
TWENTY-   ONE. Spend  some time  alone. 



Facts of Life

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire.
The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.

One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred D Souza. He said, "For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."

This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time...and remember that time waits for no one.

So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you are off welfare, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink, until you've sobered up, until you die, until you are born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy...

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
So People Search for Happiness and not money.

Thought for the day: "Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's watching."